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High Country Labor Day Getaway

High Country Labor Day Getaway

Celebrate the unofficial "end of summer" in the NC Mountains!  We have plenty of outdoor activities and events happening Labor Day weekend.  Need a place to stay?  View our listings HERE or call us for our personal recommendations at 828-264-1299. Here is our list of top picks:


  • Mile High Kite Festival
    September 5-6
    Beech Mountain Kite Field
    Located at more than 5,000 feet in elevation, the high-altitude meadow makes it easy for children of all ages to sail their kites up to a mile above sea level. The openair festival includes kite-flying, music and demonstrations by the Wings Across Carolina Kiting and Okra Society of Charlotte and the Richmond Air Force Kite Club from Virginia. For details, click HERE

  • Storytelling Saturdays
    September 5: 2-4pm
    Mystery Hill, Blowing Rock
    Enjoy Jack Tales and traditional Appalachian stories passed down from generations told by storytellers. For details, click HERE

  • Farmers Markets
    September 5: 8-12
    High Country 
    Visit an openair farmers market and get to know the local people, culture and flavor of the High Country. Pick up some fresh foods for a picnic lunch and enjoy the last days of summer! View a list of all area farmers markets HERE

  • First Friday Art Walk
    September 4: 12-5
    Tanger Outlets, Blowing Rock
    This openair event features several of the High Country's very own local artisans showcasing their unique handcrafted goods such as hand stamped metal, pottery, live edge wood, resin paintings and more! Be sure to check out this unique outdoor shopping experience. 


  • Social Distancing Day Trips
    View our webpage featuring day trips to some of our favorite small mountain towns HERE

  • Canoe the New River
    Take advantage of the last long days of summer and hit the river!  View the local wildlife, pick some wildflowers or cool off with a dip in the fresh mountain water.  View a list of outfitters HERE

  •  Visit a Waterfall
    From roadside waterfalls to 3 mile destination hikes, we have a waterfall for you to visit!  View a list of area waterfalls HERE

  • Have a Picnic
    Nothing says summer like a picnic!  Check out our list of Top 5 Picnic spots (and remember to pick up some treats at the farmers market) HERE